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Old Tuesday 7th April 2020, 15:41   #2126
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First of the year garden Orange - Tip yesterday with Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell. Surprisingly no Holly Blue yet. My wealthy neighbour has just prepared drilled and seeded a two acre paddock behind my garden as a wildflower meadow. Some cheerful news at last.
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Old Tuesday 7th April 2020, 16:23   #2127
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The current Norfolk list of species seen this year is
Small White, Green-veined White, Orangetip, Brimstone
Holly Blue, Small Copper, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell
Peacock, Comma and Speckled Wood

Next up will be Dingy and Grizzled Skippers, Green Hairstreak and Wall. But where are the Large Whites? Ought to be out by now? But no-one's reported seeing one yet.
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Old Saturday 11th April 2020, 11:48   #2128
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Large White and Green Hairstreak now reported - And a Large Tortoiseshell photographed on the 8th in Sheringham area, with one in Suffolk and one in Essex also seen last week. So frustrating when we're in lockdown.
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Old Saturday 11th April 2020, 13:13   #2129
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Very unlikely, I'm slightly more aged

My understanding is that if you identify as younger you may get away with it.

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Old Thursday 7th May 2020, 18:41   #2131
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Meadow Brown reported! That's very early.
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Old Friday 8th May 2020, 17:00   #2132
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Wall at Buckenham Marsh 7th May
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Old Sunday 10th May 2020, 20:47   #2133
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Swalowtail now reported
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Old Friday 15th May 2020, 17:21   #2134
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Old Monday 25th May 2020, 13:47   #2135
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Two Brown Argus in field next to Lind Common in Hellesdon. Both male.
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Old Tuesday 26th May 2020, 16:03   #2136
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Common Blue in field behind Hellesdon Arden Grove School.
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Old Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 15:35   #2137
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Silver-studded Blue now flying - earliest Norfolk date ever. Also Large Skipper reported.
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Obvious movement of Small Whites today In my back garden with the fresh hot breeze probably the reason. Is this happening throughout the country?
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I have reports mainly from coastal sites so far, with numbers reported as "hundreds" in several. Seems to have started Wednesday.

In other news, Purple Emperor seen at Foxley this week.
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Silver Washed Fritillary showing really well in the hedgerow approaching Drayton Drewray. Anyone else ever seen one here?
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Old Monday 20th July 2020, 09:36   #2141
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Holt Country Park

Following on wing on Friday;

Small, Green veined & large white, holly blue, Ringlet, Gatekeeper, Meadow brown, circa 15 white admiral, circa 20 Silver Washed Fritillary, plenty of peacock & red admiral

Also female emperor dragonfly & adder.
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Old Tuesday 21st July 2020, 13:50   #2142
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Silver Washed Fritillary showing really well in the hedgerow approaching Drayton Drewray. Anyone else ever seen one here?
First recorded 2019
Its a good site for White Admiral and Purple Hairstreak (and in 1960's it was the last site in Norfolk for Marsh Fritillary)
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Silver-washed Fritillary

Living some miles from the nearest woodland, I was quite surprised / delighted to have one visit my garden
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Purple Emperor

Multiple sightings of 2 individuals since last Wednesday but only fleeting fly-by of single individual yesterday.
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Old Saturday 1st August 2020, 12:35   #2145
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Bilateral gynandromorph - A very tatty Silver-washed at Holt Country Park seen and photographed yesterday by two separate individuals. Left side is female, right is male. Incredibly rare in the wild.
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Old Wednesday 5th August 2020, 21:34   #2146
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We had our first brief sighting of a Silver-washed Fritillary in our Northacre garden on the 29th July. Yesterday another stayed long enough for photos. Still one here this morning too.
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Old Sunday 9th August 2020, 09:17   #2147
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That SWF is the first record for your tetrad! In other news: a Wall with the ground colour white instead of orange was photographed yesterday at Salthouse - this is ab. xanthos; second brood swallowtail now flying; Ladybelt Park has several Clouded Yellow flying, suggesting they bred there; and Chalkhill at Warham Camp now 500+ and still rising.
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